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by Adamantine
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chod Damaru tail
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Chod Damaru tail

Because I was one of my Teacher's shabjis (close attendants), I was able to find a hair from my Teacher's wife which for me qualifies as a Dakini's hair. That was five decades ago. More recently I was able to find a hair from Chatral Rinpoche's Sangyum (Sangyum Kamala) after She stayed with us whic...
by Adamantine
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chod Damaru tail
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Chod Damaru tail

To expand on Dharmaswede's post, can be strip of tiger on one side and leopard on the other, an iron ring above the conch disc, and the Dakini hair can mean hair from a prostitute. Or some say, hair from a prostitute on one side and hair from a Dakini on the other. Have also heard hair from a Dakin...
by Adamantine
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 2035

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

If Hitler was possessed by some very powerful entity, not so easy to stop him. Same with Mussolini, Stalin, Pol Pot. Same with Trump. It would take even greater power. Let's not kid ourselves, most of us do not have that kind of power. We're talking complete experience of oneself as the Deity, not ...
by Adamantine
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prophecy of Padmasambhava in the Nirvana Sutra
Replies: 19
Views: 2137

Re: Prophecy of Padmasambhava in the Nirvana Sutra

This is not just an exaggerated praise tenaciously offered by old ignorant followers of the Nyingma School; Padmakara was foretold by Buddha When reaching maturity, he wanted to leave in order to practice the Dharma, but his parents did not permit him to do so. Unable to find any other way, he saw ...
by Adamantine
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prophecy of Padmasambhava in the Nirvana Sutra
Replies: 19
Views: 2137

Re: Prophecy of Padmasambhava in the Nirvana Sutra

I’ve seen this quoted so many times so I looked into it, and haven’t discovered a specific source in the Mahaparinirvana sutra yet, however apparently there’s multiple sutra and Tantra sources of prophecy. Here is an excerpt from Tsele Natsok Rangdröl per Erik Pema Kunsang This is not just an exagge...
by Adamantine
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Join the Seven-Line Prayer global accumulation: a powerful method to heal our world.
Replies: 15
Views: 2275

Re: Join the Seven-Line Prayer global accumulation: a powerful method to heal our world.

A recent urgent message from His Eminence Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche, which emphasizes why accumulating the Seven-Line Prayer is so necessary right now: *Advice and Prophecy from Our Guru and Dharma Protector* With Bhutan’s recent move to declare the country in lock-down and travel ban, Rinpoche also w...
by Adamantine
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1895

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

Oh dear, I didn't mean to cause confusion. I was just thinking that every day I light a 15-hour votive candle in a glass candle holder. Recently I started to buy ones made in Vietnam. About 5% of the time, the candle goes out some time during the night. So the next morning I relight the candle in o...
by Adamantine
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7706
Views: 987910

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

There are two parts to this: Kongtrul’s gdams sngag mdzod klong sde instructions, Rinpoche’s own visionary teachings. It’s not hard to find people who received both from the boss. Have you? Myself and many others. Yes though not many others are actively teaching and offering lungs... ;)
by Adamantine
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7706
Views: 987910

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Malcolm wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:41 am

There are two parts to this: Kongtrul’s gdams sngag mdzod klong sde instructions, Rinpoche’s own visionary teachings. It’s not hard to find people who received both from the boss.
Have you?
by Adamantine
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1895

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

For those to whom it’s of interest/relevance, Lama Zopa Rinpoche directly says here that “candles that have already been lit but were extinguished before they were completely burnt can be re-lit and used again”. He also offers a mantra for purifying the act of taking food and water offerings for yo...
by Adamantine
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1895

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

Of course, if we have to put a candle or lamp out that we have offered, then we do what we need to do. But then we can't offer it again. ABO. I don’t agree with this interpretation. It’s one view. Anyone who holds that view (I.e. it’s already been offered, so it’s spent) should follow your advice. ...
by Adamantine
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7706
Views: 987910

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Considering ChNN’s own experience with his gurus, the origins of the Longsal, and his activity in the dreams of his students, let’s not write off the possibility that he may clarify things within dreams at appropriate times to senior disciples..
by Adamantine
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7706
Views: 987910

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

When Yeshi says no one is authorized to give DI he is contradicting ChNN’s own written official statement on this. That clearly states both his son and daughter are authorized to give everything if they want to. He disputes it. According to his reading, the letter states that he and Yuchen can "tea...
by Adamantine
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1895

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

Adamantine. Of course, you do what your Teacher tells you to do. If the Khenpo Brothers are your Teachers, then, absolutely you should follow Their teachings. For me, I have never, ever seen any of my Teachers in the U.S., Nepal, India, or Tibet put out an offering lamp. Move it somewhere safe, yes...
by Adamantine
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7706
Views: 987910

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

When Yeshi says no one is authorized to give DI he is contradicting ChNN’s own written official statement on this. That clearly states both his son and daughter are authorized to give everything if they want to. So they are both authorized. He is choosing not to give anything, yet he is authorized. ...
by Adamantine
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7706
Views: 987910

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Steven Landsberg had this to say about it: Recent events have inspired me to think a little about the future of the dzogchen community. These remarks are totally personal and have nothing to do with my position on the IG. I have absolutely no authority and I have no wish for any authorization from ...
by Adamantine
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Join the Seven-Line Prayer global accumulation: a powerful method to heal our world.
Replies: 15
Views: 2275

Re: Join the Seven-Line Prayer global accumulation: a powerful method to heal our world.

I've been putting in my accumulations. Guru Rinpoche led me to my my guru and the dzogchen teachings. i remember crying out to him when i didn't know how to proceed in finding my teacher and in a swift manner he came to my rescue leading me were i needed to be. I will always have a special place i ...
by Adamantine
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1895

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

Generosity is in the mind, not the object. So, if we're considering karmic effects (which actually, if it is to be danaparamita, we've gone beyond), can we start this conversation with what kind of mentalities we're giving with, rather than what is the 'rule' for object x or y? I don't think it's c...
by Adamantine
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1895

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

No. They've already been offered (ABO). They are no longer yours. Best to allow them to burn completely out on their own. there are several ways of doing this safely such as putting on top of glass, putting in a glass or metal coaster, putting in a shallow pan of water. This is why many, many templ...
by Adamantine
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Join the Seven-Line Prayer global accumulation: a powerful method to heal our world.
Replies: 15
Views: 2275

Re: Join the Seven-Line Prayer global accumulation: a powerful method to heal our world.

https://www.sevenlineprayer.com/teachings/lama-rangbar The Seven Line Invocation of Guru Rinpoche An Elixir of Immortality From Enlightened Intent By Lama Rangbar Nyima Ozer Namo Guru Padmakaraye Although there is no ultimately stabilized maturity in my continuum that I can extol as out of the ordi...

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